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UCCE Master Gardeners of Tuolumne County
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UCCE Master Gardeners of Tuolumne County

UCCE Master Gardeners of Tuolumne County

Garden Tips for June

    • Thin apples when ½” diameter.
    • Mow general cleanup for fire protection..
    • Mulch garden beds to retain moisture and encourage deep roots by deep and infrequent watering.
    • Check sprinklers and drip systems for needed repairs and adjustments.
    • Water early in the day to conserve water and minimize plant disease.
    • Pinch back tips of chrysanthemums, fuchsias, marguerites.
    • Tie up vines and stake tall growing dahlias, gladiolas, and lilies.
    • For continued bloom, cut off spent flowers.
    • Hang strips of foil or CD’s in fruit trees to help deter birds.
    • First summer pruning for stone fruit.
    • Thin grapes.
    • Dig and divide crowded bulbs if the tops have died down.
    • Give your indoor plants a bath.
    • Place a 1” board under pots sitting on pavement to insulate them from radiated heat.
    • Thoroughly clean debris from ponds, fountains and bird baths.
  • Check dates of Master Gardener classes.

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